So I need to know - is it possible to update modem firmware myself?
You can "usually" only update firmware on coax side, this is to prevent users to use hacked firmwares and uncapping their modem.They won't take the file you'll provide them because you can hack the bin.This might sound stupid question, but I need to know: can only my ISP update the firmware of my cable modem? I can not remember what I updated, just tinkering in panic and updating something from PC I have no found again later. I have vague memory of once updating something using my PC after AVAST gave false alert about network being compromised (it was later solved as their screw-up).It can also receive data from that system back to your computer.
This technology is what allows us to enjoy today’s digital technologies such as e-mail and the Internet.
And where can I get either SB4100-0.4.4.3-SCM01-NOSH, or SB4100-0.4.4.5-SCM01-NOSH ?
I'm game to ask my ISP to do it, if I can source the proper update file and provide it to them. Isn't there a software utility available anywhere that lets the end user do it?
Its not even a choice, during initial connection handshake the cable modem downloads the appropriate firmware (every time, no matter what) and runs it.
Trying to update the firmware to some other version, if even successful, would only result in losing connectivity until you reboot the modem, at which time it will load again from the network.
It currently has firmware version SB4100-0.4.4.3-SCM01-NOSH, but there is a newer firmware revision, SB4100-0.4.4.5-SCM01-NOSH that was the last one for the SB4100's.1. Your ISP is the one who can do so - if it's the one their currently using with the cable modems used on their network. If there is any available, you'd probably gotten the update already - or you can try calling to see if there is one available that they can load automatically into your modem. It currently has firmware version SB4100-0.4.4.3-SCM01-NOSH, but there is a newer firmware revision, SB4100-0.4.4.5-SCM01-NOSH that was the last one for the SB4100's.1. Isn't there a software utility available anywhere that lets the end user do it?